Ignacio Palacios Martínez (Team Leader)

Ignacio M. Palacios Martínez currently lectures in the Department of English and German Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). He graduated in English from this university in 1981, he next taught for a year in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Lincoln, Nebraska (USA). In 1989, he completed a Master in TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language) at the University of Reading, UK. Three years later, he was awarded a Ph.D with distinction from the USC. He was Director of the USC Modern Language Centre from 2006 to 2010 and Secretary of AEDEAN (Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies) from 2003 to 2009. He has been invited to lecture at several Spanish and foreign universities including Oviedo, Valencia, Zaragoza, Vigo, A Coruña, Alicante, Almería, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, University College Dublin and University of Minnesota. He conducts research in the fields of Translation, Second Language Teaching and Learning, the language of teenagers and the English polarity system with special reference to the expression of negation.  He has published and edited several books and has contributed several articles in various national and international specialized journals. He has also supervised many Ph.D and master dissertations. He is at present the director de of the doctoral programme in English Studies run by the University of Santiago de Compostela, the University of A Coruña and the University of Vigo. Main investigator of several autonomous, national and European research projects. Main investigator of the SPERTUS (Spoken Research Team at the University of Santiago). He regularly collaborates with the Spanish Ministry of Education, local education authorities and institutions, such as the British Council and the Instituto Cervantes in teacher-training activities.

Contact information:
Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa
Facultade de Filoloxía - Despacho 414
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Avda. de Castelao, s/n
15782 Santiago de Compostela , SPAIN
E-mail: ignacio.palacios@usc.es

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